The Clock’s Ticking Will We See Another Ramadan
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THE AWAKENING CONVENTION
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Brothers and sisters time is taking will we witness another Ramadan this is the title of this lecture Subhanallah despite being one of the shortest chapters of the Quran,
so short that many people will opt to recite the surah when they need an express Scilab they need to be somewhere really, really fast. Unfortunately, may Allah part in as this will be the surah that we will choose. But Subhan Allah within this surah is guidance that is sufficient to transform our present lives and to transform the ones to come inshallah I speak of Surah a SHA, Allah nasura Like a sub like the chapter of expansion. And I want to focus on one particular area for this entire for this entire reminder because it links into the
topic so well.
It is the IOER Allah subhanaw taala said what? For either ferrata Tansen when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship, so connected to Ramadan, when you have completed your your duties, what are these duties? We shall find out insha Allah. He says when you have finished your duties or Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then devote yourself for worship tyre yourself in the worship of Allah Subhana Allah.
And what is interesting is that this area cannot really be fully understood or appreciated. If we were to divorce it from its context, notice how the eye begins with the letter that in the Arabic language that either thought on their phones, so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for a ship, so fat, this letter is called fat with diphtheria, meaning the letter of branching.
In other words, everything that will come out that came before this area
is merely a branch from it. Yes, what comes after this area is branching up from what was before it and what was before it was branching from it. So the very first step to understanding this area is to look at it at its context. So to shut off my dear brothers and sisters, was revealed to the prophets Allah Allah Allah who will send them during one of the most difficult times in his life early in Mecca. When sorrow and sadness had flooded his entire life, his companions were being persecuted in Mecca. Others had fled to Abyssinia away from their homes losing their livelihoods and losing their family.
Others had been martyred in the path of Allah, his wife Khadija had passed away his uncle his out exterior form of support had passed away as a non Muslim. He was so down brothers and sisters.
And it was in this context that ALLAH SubhanA Medina, gave Surah to Shah to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the purpose of alleviating the stress from his heart and replacing sorrow with happiness and contentment. Lemna Shareaholic Asad ruk
did we not expand for you your chest Allah says, While Dinah unka was a rock did we not remove from you your burden meaning sins, I love the Cordova hierarchy that which was weighing so heavily on your back? What I know like every Kirk did and did we not raised for you your fame.
So let's look at these opening I tell Allah is counting his favors upon the prophets of Allah hi to us. And so it's as if he's saying to him, You are sad that you are down, but remember, did we not give you this, do we not give you that did we not give you this they do not give you that? What is the i after it?
What I found like a crock for in nematostella usara. So realize that indeed after hardship, there will be ease or with hardship there is ease in them and also the user again indeed with hardship will be eight.
Then comes the idea that we are speaking about now you're number seven, for either for our defense of so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship, or ilaro Beacon and to your Lord direct all of your longing.
So in this surah Allah Janella will remind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have three blessings that He had given him What are they count with me the expanding of his chest.
Number two, the removal of his burden meaning sense number three there right the raising of his fame.
there is a principle brothers and sisters I also want to allude to before we proceed and that is the scholars they say that my BA hula hula azza wa jal, Alena, OBE for the FBI him in hula sweep because of the TBI Himmler.
What does that mean? That whatever Allah subhanaw taala has given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, His followers, that's us insha Allah, His followers have a sheikh a same share of it, according to how closely they follow his way again, whatever Allah may have given the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his followers also have a share in it according to how closely they follow his way.
Muslim can qualify himself herself for a portion of the expanding of the chest like he was given.
every pore every Muslim can qualify him or herself for the original of sins, as he was given, every Muslim can qualify for the raising of Fame in sha Allah with the last hopefully, and to use it for the sake of Allah, the same way the prophets I said that was given the raising of his reputation.
So we can say that the people who are the most happiest
those who have the fewer the fewest of sins, and those who are most gifted with respect to that one application and acceptance by the people, they are those who are closest to the Sunnah of the messenger and some allies. So let's go back to the surah. Again, after Allah subhanaw taala has related to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam, these three gifts that he was given
and stressing that with difficulty there is the ease with difficulty there is ease, Allah that will give him the instruction,
as if to say that the one who has given you all of this deserves Thanks.
How is he to be thanked for either ferrata fansub. So when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship, or either a beggar for help and to your Lord, direct all of your logging? So we want to understand here, now that we are at the doorsteps of Ramadan. How do we understand this idea? I think that this is one of our sisters organizing this convention has messaged me some of the questions that came out of a survey that they carried out in preparation for this talk. And so many of these questions will be answered implicitly or explicitly throughout the duration of this talk.
I want to show you my dear brothers and sisters a work ethic for the month of Ramadan in light of this idea that either thought their phones up so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship. First of all, let us understand the idea what is meant by
the duties that are mentioned in this when you have finished your duties?
What are the duties that Allah is speaking about here? That was busying the prophets Allah Azza wa salam from the Baghdad during that time when you have finished that then do the worship Well, some of the scholars have said that it means when you have finished your duties, meaning your obligatory Salah
then dedicate yourself for the night prayer. When you have finished your duties, meaning the obligatory salah, dedicate yourself for the night prayer this was mentioned by Abdullah him the Mossad.
Other scholars have mentioned that it means when you have finished your duties, meaning your Salah is a second opinion, then devote yourself to dua, ready to make your heart after the final Tisha hood. The salutations upon the prophets of Allah who said that when you were doing your Tisha hood, this before you knew your Salam, this is a place where dua is answered. This was the opinion of Abdullah Hassan bass, Mahopac, McCartan and others. This is opinion number one, number two, opinion number three. Some have said that it means when you have finished your duties, meaning when you have finished fighting your enemies, then devote yourself oh prophets, Allah says, Allah worship, this
was mentioned by Hassan Are you taking note your brothers and sisters, please keep a pen and paper with you. Right.
Others have said it means that
when you have finished your duties, meaning you already when you have finished your worldly commitments, when you have finished from your dunya we worldly commitments, then devote yourself for the worship of Allah.
That was the opinion of Mujahid and the favorite opinion of him Lucas here and the others.
Now, I hope you see the brothers and sisters and all of these opinions anyway, they are family leather close in meaning they don't contradict each other. As a member of Nigeria to poverty. He said Daddy, the I can encompass all of those meanings. But the principal the principle the principle my brothers and sisters, that we take from this area and looking at those tifosi those understandings of the iron is that what the believer is a very busy person, with no time to waste at all. As you write in the heading of this talk time is taking will be witnessed another another. The believer has no time to waste whatsoever. He or she is constantly occupying themselves with the
tasks that alternate
Between Dean unbeneficial dunya and Dean unbeneficial dunya they are either building their dunya in that which is beneficial or they are doing something for their team. And even Allahu Akbar when they are engaging in something recreational, enjoying themselves, with his wife, with her husband, with the children going out to the park, going to the gym and getting strong, going to a restaurant enjoying a good meal, even when they do these perfectly permissible actions in principle, they are doing it with the bigger picture in mind they want to devote themselves in worship they want to refresh their body so that they may go back to Allah stronger worshipers of Elijah Elijah Lago
so this idea for even for active hands on when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship.
Yeah, I need it has solved the problem of free time.
which so many people complain of. So for a lot of people, it is a taxing sort ya Allah so much time, so much time on my plate.
Right? So Had Allah and I remember back in the days when I used to work for our local Islamic center called Illuminati eyebrow center, and I will be set in my office. And sometimes brothers would come into my office maybe the uncle's of the elder ones, may Allah bless them. And
they will come in and they always had some coffee in my office, you know, Arabic coffee, or Turkish coffee and some cups just to make sure I ready for my guests. But sometimes people have come and simply because they are bored. They're bored, they're tired. So they come in and they say I don't suppose you're busy. I know suppose you're busy.
And I say they'll come in and Subhanallah like they have nothing Subhanallah there is nothing that they require other than to as they say to kill time will lie okay, I was looking to kill some time. You know, so I thought I would come and chill here with you for a second and Subhanallah what a pleasure it is to host a guest in all situations. And it is a bear that in of itself, but I worry about them in Tality you kill time. Yeah, no, you have killed yourself.
Let me share with you now dear brothers and sisters, how our predecessors understood this idea practically speaking. We've heard how they understood it. Theoretically speaking with respect to Tafseer let me show you how they brought this idea into their everyday lives in terms of application. So when you have finished your duties, then devote yourself for worship Allahu Akbar, the believer is busy with hate. As for Abdullah and Rob as a companion of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When he saw two men who were wrestling in the street, he said to them must be her that will be bad for Africa. This is not what we were commanded to do in our spare time.
That's not what we were commanded to do in our spare time.
As for Ameerul, Momineen kappa but only Allahu Anhu he has amazing words. He said in me, are curato the haidakhan and Nicole the holly and Saba halal and laughy under the dunya are their Deen. He said I hate seeing a person who is free. He's free. Not doing anything beneficial with respect to his deen or his dunya this was something that irritated and bothered me when what we did oh my God, Allah I know.
And as for Al Hasan bursary, Allahu Akbar, he said, you have an Adam
For either have a look, oh son of Adam or human being,
you are made out of days, you are made out of days. So when a day passes by from your life, part of you has left you, part of you has left you when an hour passes by part of you has died when a minute passes by part of you has died. Where has that hour minute and second God Dear Brothers and Sisters, never to be seen again.
And that is why Allahu Akbar, when I think about it, the earliest generation of Muslims, they did not complain at all of this problem of free time.
They never actually even requested holidays or time off. I'm not saying that we should not do that. But I want to introduce us to their mentality and their work ethic. They never retired from doing good deeds. They never retired from a life preparing for the hereafter. It's not uncommon to come across a person who during his years of Shabaab, her years of youth during their bachelor years, you know when they're not married mashallah very active, enormous activism actually, whether it's through
A Bada and fasting on salah or Dawa or the study of Islam teaching Islam setting objectives, projects organizing amazing conventions like this fantastic, but the moment they graduate
or the moment they find work, or the moment they get married, or the moment they have children, or the moment they become a little bit older, all of a sudden the proactivity and the enthusiasm takes a clear dip.
But I asked a question Dear Brothers and Sisters, Is there anyone who is too old or too busy to do good deeds?
Whilst Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said for either ferrata fansub so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship, it's an amazing area brothers and sisters, it is a model of an area, a strategy of an area, a template of an area. So when you have finished your duties, what devote yourself for worship, I want to share with you now brothers and sisters, the work ethic
and the level of output in the professional world. When money is on the line.
Take for example, and some of you may be dentists. Yes, we're not picking on the dentist, may Allah subhanaw taala bless them, but this is merely an example, the dentist, you will see she will see patient after patient after patient looking into the mouths of people for hours on end, cleaning up their mouths hours on end, eight hour, nine hour 10 hour shifts on a day to day basis. And for years on end.
And then you ask this dentist
how many more patients do you intend on seeing in your life? How many more teeth do you intend to fill? How many crowns do you intend to insert?
Most dentist any dentist couldn't give you an answer. Why? Because they don't have a specific limit in mind. It's Masha Allah and amazing work ethic. There's no limit in mind.
What about the builder? Who alternates from project to project for years on end? If you were to ask him the same question, how many more square meters of brick Are you looking to lay?
How much couldn't give you a specific response? Because he is intending on working on project after project without a specific limit on in his mind. Amazing work ethic?
What about the pilot? The one who was traveling the skies of Allah Jalla Geraldo for a living. Right? And you were to ask him?
How many more?
Miles Are you looking to fly throughout the duration of your life? His whole life is traveled travel is difficult. A cell phone okay. I don't mean a lie. That is the perfect device and I'm saying travel is a portion of that suffering. His whole life is traveled.
We say to the pilot, how many more miles? Are you looking flying? Could they give you an answer?
He couldn't give you an answer why? He has no specific limit in mind. Now why do I share these three examples of you the dentist and the bricklayer and the pilot, others as well? Because if this is our type of work ethic to build our dunya which is praiseworthy, don't get me wrong. Malaysia mashallah has become the superpower Inshallah, that it has become, through this type of work ethic. I am not denouncing this, I encourage this and promote this. And we as Muslims are pioneers and innovators in our dunya, no doubt, no doubt. But my question is, if this is our level of sacrifice and dedication, for our dunya simply because of a meaning, usually simply because of a 60 years worth of financial
stability that we aspire for.
That how should our work ethic be when the eternity of yours is on the line?
Who can insist on a holiday from doing good deeds?
who anticipates a retirement age from dour?
Who is it who expects that one day they will become redundant and they will put up the white flag and they will rest from doing so net whilst they are alive? Somebody who believes this has not understood the path the path that leads to gender.
In fact, when the whole Arabian Peninsula accepted Islam, cut us only mashallah the prophets Allah has fulfilled his objective. The whole of our guys were bowing and prostrating to Allah and our nabi alayhi salatu salam, our Prophet had dedicated his whole life
to doing this
and in fact, towards the end of his life, he was so tired that his lesson feed couldn't even carry him up anymore.
And our mother I Isha, they said to her, Did the Prophet alayhi salatu salam ever pray sat down she said Nanda Malhotra who nurse? She said yes. Towards the end of his life. He used to pre sat down after the bashing in that people had given him he couldn't even carry himself on his feet anymore. Why am I sharing this with you? Because after all of those years of tears and sacrifice and fatigue and exhaustion and Duaa and sleepless nights and sacrifice,
he achieved his goal.
He fulfilled his mission.
The Peninsula which he was set for, along with the whole of humanity, the peninsula was no bowing and prostrating to Allah. But look at the ayat that Allah gave him commenting on this energy of Allah, He will win the victory of Allah arrives and the conquest. What I then say Adecco known FET Nila here for Andrea. And you see the people entering the religion of Allah in droves. So you finished right? It's done? No. Look at the commentary from Allah. For said there, we haven't done our bigger stuff. So glorify the Praises of your Lord and ask him to forgive you in Canada, whatever. Allahu Akbar.
These were some of the concluding verses that he received.
Like we said he would barely be able to stand, his feet were bruised, his body was fatigued around in his early 60s now. And Allah says to him now that you have completed your mission rest.
Now that you have completed your mission, you can sleep as much as you want know, now that you have completed your mission, maximize the glorification, and the praise and advocate of Allah. This is my brothers and sisters for either Ferrata. That's up.
So when you have finished your duties, devote yourself to Why should
the Muslim, the brothers and sisters appreciate that Allah subhanaw taala did not send the prophets, the messengers, and ate them with scriptures and empower them with miracles. And Allah did not just create paradise and help in the everlasting chambers of torture, and the everlasting gardens of Jannah. He did not do all of this for play or entertainment, and purely the pursuit of a worldly endeavor impossible.
It is this realization that leads the Muslim therefore to fill his life with in countless shades of Ibadah and activism, and the doing of good deeds, alternating from one to another, alternating from one to another, whilst not forgetting the rights that they have, of course as human beings, so that even when they participate in innocent play or Halal entertainment, this is part of their growth and part of their encouragement so that they can come back to the planting of good deeds with greater reserve results, and a stronger commitment
called inner sanity we're no Suceava here Yeah, we're gonna Marathi, Lulu European I mean, surely my prayer, my sacrifice my living my death, they are all for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
This is the mentality My dear brothers and sisters that the believer meets the month of Ramadan with,
with this type of work ethic, with this area in the back of their minds, or between their eyes, they see it wherever they turn, when you have finished your duties, devote yourself election.
I want to share with you two things before I leave you to your brothers and sisters.
The first of them is
the fact that so many opportunities of doing good
have been scattered all throughout the month of the Islamic calendar, and all throughout the year.
Shows us beyond doubt that this is how Allah wants us to live.
Allah wants you
and he wants me to be a living explanation of this if I either ferrata answer so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself a wash.
Look at the Islamic month, the Islamic calendar and you will see almost a Tafseer of this area opportunities all throughout the year. To show you Allah wants us to alternate from one good to another.
Let me begin by reminding you of the month of
Here are the the the Islamic months of our calendar we have four months in Islamic calendar that are known as haram they are home meaning they are sacred, where the believer is encouraged to try harder with respect to good deeds right that's an add on greater. One of those horrible secret months is the month of Raja Raja. What comes after the month of Rajab Dear Brothers and Sisters, you know, right straight after it Subhan Allah. Yanni is the month which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would fast the majority of our month that we're going through now the month of shebang.
He would fast most of it
I Isha she said all the Allahu I've never seen him fast more than he fasted in the month of Raja. What comes after Raja. I mean, Shaban, Allahu Akbar, the month of Ramadan, the greatest month of the year, with the greatest 10 nights with the greatest night within those 10 Lay the other Allahu Akbar Raja a month of worship, then Chabad month of worship, then the Ramadan, a month of worship. And then what happens after Ramadan? You know what month it is, right? What's after Ramadan, the month of Chawan show? Well, it's recommended to do what in the month of Shabbat rest that Allahu Akbar to Fast Six days to fast six days and the one who does those six days of Siyam in the month of Shawwal
will be given the reward of what fasting a lifetime
and then after a while is what surely a month of rest come on that Allah, Allah know, the month of the idea, another month, that is horrible.
Yes, it is another sacred month.
And that is the month of the garden.
That's where the this is now one of the months of hajj. And then you have after the lcada What the month of the Rohingya one after the other another month that is haram that is sacred. Right, and is one of the months of hajj as well. As well as the very first 10 days of this month that are the first or the greatest 10 days of the year.
And within it is the greatest day of the year, the day of alpha and to fast on that day XPS the presents your sins as well as the year the year after it. And then Hajj is within that period as well. experience all of your sins, the major and the minor year Ilahi that's the these are the months of hajj, look at the opportunities Dear brothers and sisters all throughout the month, the month of the year.
Then comes up then comes the month of Muharram what is Mahara? Another sacred month La Ilaha illa Allah and the first thing of which is the most rewarding month after the month of Ramadan. And within the month of Muharram is what day, the day of Ashura, which raises a year's worth of sins, Kenny, what I'm trying to say to you to your brothers and sisters is look, look at how the opportunities of worshiping Allah are not just in Ramadan, Ramadan, no, they are from the beginning to the end, they are scattered all throughout the year, as if Allah is saying to His servants, apply the area when you have finished your duties, dedicate yourself for worship. Look at how the Islamic
calendar is yeah, it begins with Muharram
a month of worship. And it ends with what the raja a month of worship.
As if Allah is saying to us, that all of these opportunities that begin with worship and end with worship and is scattered with worship all throughout, for either for that offense.
And then the second thing I wanted to share with you and I will leave you with this, look at the example that was set by our beloved alayhi salatu salam
how his entire biography was in fact, a living Tafseer of this idea that we are speaking about his whole life was a practical demonstration of what it means to live by 30 that are different sub so when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship,
the number of achievements within those 10 years that he spent in Medina. I'm not even speaking about Makkah.
Just the 10 years he spent in Medina focus on this.
Look at the sheer number of achievements and successes year in year out.
In the very first year
after the immigration when they arrived at Medina, when they were coming into the city, they reached the city of Cuba, as you know, on the eighth day of the month of Obi Wan. And the very first thing that they did that was that they built them
stripped of Koba
and then four days later 12 of our the same month he made his way into the city of Medina where he built a Mizzou never we, the Prophet's mosque.
And he also in the same year would pair between the will have your own and the Tsar, he made them into brothers.
And he would create an agreement with the Jews.
And he would settle the situation in the city.
And he would provide laws for economy and commerce marketplace, all of that within one year. Two messages and peace treaties and pairing between Muslims and laws for the economy, Allahu Akbar one year and then comes the second year ah after the hijra, what did he do there? Well, after the migration, fasting was legislated. In year two Zakah was legislated.
There a prayer
that Catherine Fittler were made an obligation.
The rulings of jihad are becoming clearer.
The Qibla was changed from Palestine to Mecca.
And then on the 17th of Ramadan, was, of course the famous battle of better this was all in one year, and then came the eviction of the Jewish tribe of quinoa. from Medina, they were evicted after their treachery. All of that happened what in year two, after the hijab.
So either fell off the fence and
then came here three, after the Hijra. What happened there? Well, the there was the Battle of odd, which took place in the month of Chawan.
There was the Battle of hammer, as I said,
there came the prohibition of alcohol. Finally, that was in year three, then it can't come to year four, we have the two tragedies of arogya. And we are my honor. And we have also the eviction of the second Jewish tribe from Medina bundle Nataliya after they attempted to assassinate the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then the is around the full Islamic hijab, they were revealed. Yes, this is in the fourth year. And then comes the fifth year, the Muslims have the Battle of the Trench, where 1000s have laid siege to the city of Medina, the Battle of the Confederate
and in this year as well, the final of the three Jewish tribes of Medina were also evicted from the city after their treachery, the tribe of kaleida. Hajj was obligated in year five as well. And then comes year six after the hijab. After the immigration what happened. There was an attempt by the Muslims to do Amara, but it didn't succeed. There was a peace treaty of her labia. There was the pledge of Ridwan under the treaty you are aware of it. There was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his communication with the leaders of the world that comes the seventh year after the hijab, what happens? The Jewish forts of Hebrews were conquered. Because this was the stronghold that was
really conspiring for the entire duration of the Prophet's life, and they were conquered. And then Amara was properly embarked upon this was all in the seventh year. And Haber, by the way, lasted months, it was a long and difficult endeavor,
away from their homes and away from their families. In the eighth year, the Battle of mokdad took place Maccha was conquered, the Battle of her name was engaged in and there was the siege to the city of UCLA, if your ILA he all of that in one year in the eighth year, and then the ninth year came, we're coming close now to the death of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the ninth year, the Battle of the book would happen.
And 70 delegations made their way to Medina, pledging their allegiance to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then comes the 10th year after the hijab,
the Farewell Pilgrimage took place, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prepares the army of Osama Ignas aid. And of course, as we know, in the 11th, year after the Ijarah, the entire Arabian Peninsula Alhamdulillah accepted Islam, but this came at the health cost of our beloved Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He was injured, he was tired, he was fatigued, and he was ready to meet his load. And it was on the same year 11 years after the Hijrah, on the 12 of Viola was the darkest and the most difficult day that the Muslims had ever experienced in their life.
If and will ever experienced at the time of Doha forenoon, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would finally answer the call of his Lord, and the angel of death would arrive, and would claim the purest soul that he has ever and will ever claim. An our beloved sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned back to his loot.
How do we summarize this Sierra? How do we summarize this phenomenal biography and that is just a snapshot.
We can summarize it by saying for either ferrata thumbs up. So when you have finished your duties, devote yourself for worship. This, my dear brothers and sisters is how Allah Gela journal wants us to be
in the month of Ramadan, and outside of the month of Ramadan
to culture amongst ourselves, our students, our children, our friends, our community,
this type of work ethic and culture for the hereafter, just as we do it for our dunya this is when our own that will begin to see change. And that is when Allah Jalla Gerardo will give us our international unified voice, and that is when our opinion will matter on the world stage. When we start to embody the meanings of this iron, every day that passes my dear brothers and sisters, a page from our lives has been turned over again and again until the pages run out. And until you meet your final chapter, each day therefore, or at the end of its night, when you are tucking yourself away into bed just before you fall asleep. Ask yourself the question, What did I put forward from my
hereafter today? Each night in the month of Ramadan and ask yourself will I witness another Ramadan? Was I a true worship of Allah Almighty today? Did I use properly? Did I make proper use of my time today? Will this day be a witness for me or against me on the day of reckoning?
But we have to also ask a question here. And that is somebody who lives with this type of lifestyle. It's a rigorous one. It's a tiring, tiring one one of planning and one of strategic thinking and one of 101 of resist resisting the many sins that are out there. That is a tiring, tiring thought. So the question is when do I rest? When does it come to an end? I say to you the same answer which email Muhammad gave to someone who asked this question a man came to him and said yeah, email Natalia Jade with Abdullah Marathi. Oh Imam.
When will a person taste the meaning of rest?
When will a person truly rest?
What did he say? He said to him in the hour. The other mean? Yeah, but half in general.
You will rest following the very first step that you make into agenda.
That is when you will rest. That is when the baggage of stress and fatigue and planning and aching feet and throbbing heads and sleepless nights that is when all of this will be dropped once and for all call us. And there you will hear people in general saying Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah he lady and her barren husband All praise is due to Allah Who has removed all sorrow from us. But up until we get to this place y'all don't be allow us and our mothers and fathers and our friends and students. And I was ALLAH to arrive at this but up until we do.
We live by the eye that says for either for us difference. So when you have finished your duties,
devote yourself for worship, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, only in reality, I'm sorry the talk has gone a bit longer than I had expected. The reality is that
it's not Ramadan that will be beating us farewell in about a month's time from now. It's not Ramadan that will be beating us farewell. We will be the ones bidding Ramadan farewell.
Why? Because when Ramadan departs, it will come again and again and again and witnessed by many people. But when you and I depart from this world, we shall never come back again. So it's not Ramadan that's beating us farewell. We could be the ones bidding Ramadan farewell. And as our brother May Allah bless him, introduced his talk beautifully and he reminded us how many people who were with us last year where are they now? They have become the inhabitants of the grave.
Now they are silent, and now they're clothed and their properties are distributed between people and even the gold filling that was in their mouth.
Perhaps was taken out. They say this is inheritance. Where are they? They wish they could be with us for one more Ramadan. As one of the poet's he says come Quinta daddy foo Bienville sama fee Salafi mania Helene wedgie Alon InWa Fulani, of now homely mode was the macaque about the whole Moo Hyun firma aka acabo Cassie Danny and by the way brothers and sisters don't say that
if I miss out on this Ramadan there may be another Ramadan if I miss out on this Ramadan inshallah there'll be another Ramadan this may be the Ramadan that saves you this may be the Ramadan that seals the deal and you have to approach this Ramadan with this mentality. I'm coming in looking for salvation my Lord you will give me salvation this Ramadan don't depend on Ramadan 2022 or 2023
this is done on Madonna all hands on deck preparation is for this one.
Anyway, there are Subhanallah so many things that can be said here, but I think Al Hamdulillah we have taken the most important on what I wanted to share with you this morning here in the UK. But I think it is not the morning, Malaysia or wherever you may be in the world may Allah Almighty bless you. Design Kamala Hayden Sol Allah Allah Levine and Mohammed Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
desert Allah Hara and Sherif Ali, for delivering the talk on the clock is ticking. Will this be our last Ramadan? Hi yah Colossus, Allah you
face on Yamaha. Hola, como como Allah? I mean, I mean, right? Yeah. Cool. Yeah. Cool. Thank you, Chef LEDs up Mila. Hi, Ron, for accepting our invitation for speaking for the awakening convention. As you said before, it was a tempting offer. So perhaps this might be one of the extremely rare occasions in your life where somebody will say thank you for giving in to that temptation.
Temptation into temptation of bliss, masha Allah,
these are good temptations inshallah. I mean, I mean, so we hope chef next year Inshallah, we'll have a chance to meet you face to face where we can share these amazing lessons too.
Shall I really pray and hope that will be the case? Insha Allah Insha Allah, so shout out hamdulillah thank you for sharing that. It's an amazing it's a very short but very concise idea of the Quran. It's something that we've recited and memorized since we were young and personally for me, it kind of just flew by, but there's just so much depth to it when you highlight it in the perspective of Syrah and SubhanAllah. This shows the, the amazing nature of the Quran and the kalam of Allah, masha Allah.
Absolutely, absolutely. This is the nature of the kalam of Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu, that it is so concise, yet it is containing of so many messages and gems, and as Allah Subhana Allah He said in the Quran and OhIm it didn't feel as happy foresee him had died at the UN Allah home and that we are going to show them our I act our signs, in horizons and within their own selves, till it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. This is a promise from Allah that he made in the Quran and it is an everlasting promise. Meaning the more time prevailed or the more time passes, the more we will only realize the magisterium of Allah in his caliber in his speech and in his universe as well.
Masha Allah, masha Allah and chef you when it's interesting when you introduce this idea you said it's coming from a very short Surah which we tend to prefer when we want to do our Express Salah and to be honest chef when you were while you were saying this the Salah the surah I had in mind was Surah to Assam. So when you said yeah because it's about the topic of time the clock is ticking. So when you say this is one of the surah that we recite during our express a lot and I was like now Guilty as charged and then you
select the shop and I say oh that's pretty long for my Express Allah Okay.
May Allah forgive
the panel is strange, you know we when we are looking to save time, we want to save time by shortening Salah by reading a prayer about time when acid
and Tapana life you've noticed a stabbed the face of the amount of oaths that Allah has taken upon time in the Quran.
The rule, as you know, says that Allah the greatest will only take an oath upon that which is great to draw attention to the greatness of the subject of the oath. So when he said was shrimps or he said, What do you have by the forenoon? That's time? Well lately, by the night, that's time while asked by time that's time
time all of it is only Elijah Elijah Lenovo drawing our attention to the value of time, which of course is the focus of our topic for today. Masha Allah, masha Allah exemplified and shift
from a comma Kamala. So shall we, maybe we will move on to some of the questions based on the input that we received from our participants. Mashallah. So, it's interesting that one of the questions that we asked and we got from the response from the survey was about a lot, maybe about 40% of our participants, they feel like they still have time, like okay, maybe insha Allah will still have this other Ramadan. Whereas like you said, the righteous predecessors of the past they always busy themselves, and they always had this sense of urgency, right. So it was we want to reflect back on this if either of the found sub how do we inculcate that fansub like for example, one of the things
that blew my mind when you say the Imam Muhammad said, we can finally rest when we put our foot first step in paradise, I believe that was the code. Exactly. So hello, this is some from somebody who was one of the greatest scholars of Islam he has so many contributions to this OMA and yet he says he will never rest and like for people like me I'm wondering I barely done anything in my life.
Why are we so complacent? So she has maybe you can advise myself first how can we start to you know really put in the sense of urgency and that you know, this might be the last Ramadan I might not even see towards the end of this Ramadan I mean even Ramadan at all. Yeah, I sent I sent the mashallah is a very valid question from yourself and from the participants. This idea it was that
is actually inculcated, it's embedded in the very fabric of the human being Allah agenda genetic who created him or her with what the scholars referred to as total ml? How do we translate total ml long expectations, hopes, hopes, told advantage huge hopes, long hopes, extending hopes, that's the nature of man. And there is a blessing in it don't get me wrong in the sense that it gives us the desire to live. It gives us the desire to build the dunya or the Diem, so it has its benefits, Allah wouldn't have given us tool Anil, if it was not benefit if it was not beneficial. But it comes at a cost. Like any other blessing, we were speaking about conditions, right. Like any other blessing, if
it is used in the what is wrong, it becomes a curse for too long hopes can also flip and harm a person if not contained. And this is when there is always this expectation that I will live another year therefore I can delay what needs to be done for tomorrow. This is when it becomes blameworthy. And what is interesting is that the messenger I think he salatu salam prophesized that towards the end of time, this will happen. People will invest in their false hopes, and they will rely upon that and therefore they will become lazy. He said in the famous Hadith
that Jani Naja Owen had the almighty Busybody Willie attain the first generation of Muslims. They were saved. They prospered. They were six successful through Zuccotti and minimalism. I see it as him or minimalism and European certainty in Allah. What about us? He says, Why Aliko ask you to have multiple Bulkley with a man. However, the last people from this ummah, they will be in ruins through two things, stinginess and hopes, hopes, hopes, and I remember Subhanallah Yanni, Jonnie
one day the messenger alayhi salatu salam, this hadith in Sahih Bukhari where he was sat with his companions, and he drew a picture for them on the sand and to show you the importance of audiovisual teaching and interaction using technology and mashallah the brothers from the university and the convention have given us an amazing example to follow right professionally and mashallah him every resource to teach. There is a prophetic precedent in this. He didn't just talk, he used audio visual communication, he drew a square, he drew like a square in the sand.
And then he drew a line from the beginning from the middle of the square that goes up. It touches the edge of the square that goes just beyond it.
So are you imagining you have a square line in the middle that goes up touches the boundaries and crosses? The top part goes out
and then the part of the line that's within the square, he draws
Horizontal lines like this.
So this is the thing now, you and I are interested. And that's the idea of this picture. He wants to grab their attention. Right? So he said to them, Do you know what this is?
He said to them that
this line right here, this is the human being.
This is the human being this line inside of the square, that's the human being
and the square around him. That's his agenda. That's his death. Okay, so he's surrounded by it, look, there's no way to escape it,
surrounded by it.
And he said, these lines that are going across it, these are the attempts of shape on to harm him to take him off. If this line doesn't harm him, that line will harm him.
And he said that as for the line that is coming out of the square, that's his MO. That's his hope
is beyond death. His hope is always more than what he will be able to achieve in his in his life. So undoubtedly, undoubtedly, one of the techniques of shaytaan is that he gives us this extra hope that they look another Ramadan is coming don't worry if you mess up this time round. Whilst Allah tells us that the shape on your idol Houma, human need him, it's the Shavon who's giving them these these hope these false promises and these false hopes, one I knew who was shaytaan or Illa, or or, and it is only deception, that the shaytaan promises them. Last year, in the month of Ramadan, our uncle's our Auntie's, our children who died because of COVID had no idea that there will be this respiratory
disease that will come out, and it will change the topography of the Earth. This is the nature of ml and this is the nature of false hopes. So it's a good question, but I'll KU Suman done enough. So who I mean remember the moment the intelligent one is the one who holds himself accountable now, and prepares for what will come after death? May Allah subhanaw taala give us the tofield to live according to this work? I think. I mean, I mean, Mashallah. So the reminder of death? That's the key to creating the sense of urgency if I may summarize that. Yeah, no, absolutely no, Masha, Allah. Okay, the second question is about the, about how we want to spend our time. So in a survey, we just
asked an honest question to the participants roughly how many hours you spend in a week for movies, TV, social media and games. And the average that we got, statistically speaking, comes down to about 16 hours per week. So that's right, around two and a half hours per day. So I mean, we live in strange times check. On one hand, everybody seems to be too busy. And so they say that they don't have time to do a lot of things. You don't have time for Quran, you don't have time for experiment, like they don't have time for this and that. But on the other hand, we are spending two hours a day on average on these other things. So chef, how can we maybe how can we start to maybe make these
changes to sort of shift our habits, because whatever habits that we've done before Ramadan most likely might carry into those times when we need to utilize the spare time the most. Actually, perhaps one of the things that happens as well, because what I've noticed is that it's actually in fact, even worse, because statistically speaking, in Muslims in Ramallah, and they spend way too much too much time on television, and maybe it's that perception that because we're not eating right, so you've got this extra time now Oh, man, when I'm using this extra time,
how can you give some advice, how can we start to get rid of these habits and just track strategy change shift towards this a better productivity if it was Ramadan, very good, very good see, brother Faisal.
We wanted to get married, right many of us and so, we arrived at that goal and we got married, many of us dreamt of becoming an academic or having a university degree. And so, we achieved a university degree, many people wished that they will find full time work and that hamdulillah most people will find full time work, how come because there is a clear goal that we are working towards with clearly identifiable objectives. And therefore, we knew the trajectory and we reached it and we knew when we did
Sadly, however, when it comes to the Islamic commitment, we have a different work ethic or at least some of us and that is, I will do what I can approach. I go up comes my way approach. I can find time that kind of thing that I find time type
100 in that and rightly so, we engineer the circumstances that are required to bring about our prosperity. That's what we do. We bend over time and we manipulate the circumstances to accommodate for our aspirations to accommodate for our goals.
But Subhanallah if we were to apply the same ethic for the deen, you will find that the time is there. And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, to one of the Sahaba, he said to him, and he was looking for Shahada. The context was that he was looking for martyrdom. And he said to him that I'm ready to embrace Islam. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him that we will give you your portion of the booty, he said to him, I didn't come to take my portion of the booty I came to receive an arrow here Subhan Allah Ijebu
to receive an arrow here, that's what I've come for. I only want Shahada. So the prophets of Allah was said to him, let us look at if you are true to Allah, He will be true to you. If that's what you want, Allah will give it to you. And subhanAllah after the battle, they look for a mercy. They found him on the battlefield and he had died because of an arrow that had hit him on his throat. Allah. The point of this is what if you are true to Allah, He will be true to you. If Allah sees that you are somebody who wants to glorify Him, who wants to find time, who wants to make the most out of his Ramadan, Allah will open up the opportunities. Allah Subhana Allah will facilitate
and that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the Surah to unfed el Amin level few who become higher on you take them higher on him, okay, that means I need the translation of the part of the eye if Allah says good to you, He will give you good goodness Subhan Allah right Mashallah. How come that may be brother Faisal is able to do so much within his 24 hours, but I have the same 24 hours and I'm older but I'm maybe unable to do as much because Allah is giving tofi to one and he made me not giving tofield to the other. Baraka is the secret ingredient, right? So the idea that just to kind of make this a structured answer, the first is to show Allah sincerity show Allah if Allah show
Allah willingness, Jambi, I want to glorify you, he will facilitate, he will help us a little bit less, and He will help us to recite a little bit more, and he will find help us to find our hearts. The second thing is create targets. As we introduce this thing, we create a target,
create a vision that you are working towards. So you know that to get to your degree you need three years or four years and each year has two semesters, each semester has X number of modules, you'll know exactly what to expect. So you achieve the same thing for Ramadan. What do you look to achieve? Write it down,
down and write it down. And then when you're ready, look at it, make changes if you need to allow it to be peer reviewed, show it to your friends, show it to your teacher, what do you think of my targets are there realistic
way you will create a sense of pressure and this is the last of the three points I want to share here. Targets create pressure.
Diamonds are created by pressure. When coal is subjected to pressure diamonds are born, mashallah leaders and revivalist and activist and oh god and worshipers from our sisters and brothers they are created when there's a sense of urgency and pressure, create pressure,
beat pressure to glorify Allah, pressure to run away from Jahannam pressure to be safe in the underground pressure to be comfortable on your mobile. Yeah, but 50,000 years pressure pressure. This is what Subhanallah greatness is born. These are three things I think that can help myself and help others insha Allah to make the most out of Ramadan. And to find those pockets of time that we claim are non existent? Should Allah
Zakah and Chef library feed? So actually, could I correct summarize it this way, share the fact that we're spending time doing things which are unproductive is actually really a symptom of this kind of a lack of a drive and a lack of vision and lack of lack of concrete targets that we want to achieve. And that's why we kind of just float around and just fill it with stuff is that Can I can I summarize it in that way? That's a great summary see Austan Faizal. The reality is this. If we do not set objectives and targets for our own lives, then what it means is that implicitly we have accepted to live a life fulfilling the objectives of others. Wow, that's a really good point. Yeah.
So the Muslim needs to sit in the driving seat and take ownership of his or her life and say, What do I want with my own life?
And by the way, Mr. Basil, I give this advice not to just the sinners like myself, but also to the active Muslims
who are mashallah involved in the Dawa and involved in Alien been involved in facilitating Korea, I say to them the same thing. It's good what you're doing. It's amazing that you're dipping in and out of different projects here and there. Right. But even for yourself, Kadeem octave Karima, you have to be defined by a vision in your life, that's personal to you. Because you will eventually hit the age of 50 6070, insha Allah and you will say Alhamdulillah I mean, I did a lot in my life. But what was the cumulative effect?
Introduction of this book, I wrote this article, I organized this talk. I participated in this event. And Allah knows that this person couldn't be very high in gender. I'm not doubting that. But what is the cumulative effect? Most of the time, actually not as good as it could be? Because there was no focus. There was no care. Yeah. So the idea of saying, What is my vision statement, to actually think about writing down a statement or sentence that will define most of your life? And believe me, this database, and I have sat down and I have done this with myself and with some of my students, it is a scary discussion.
You're doing it because you think, oh my God, my whole life is defined by that statement. Here we are arriving at it. But we need to do it, we need to do it. And we want our brothers who are doctors to prepare a project for their religion, using their speciality in medicine, our brothers and sisters who are for example, architects to prepare a project for their akhira using their speciality
who may Allah bless them have dedicated their lives and efforts to be homemakers and to be there for their husbands and their children's and their homes to create a project suitable to hurt parameters and to her constraints. Right and the opportunity is phenomenal revivalist are made from her home, everyone, everyone has a role. Make sure that you have a clearly defined vision for the month of Ramadan and most importantly a vision that defines your entire life that you live and you die by so that when another project comes you have the ability to say no was that face
Not because you don't want to do it but because a Stephen Covey says in his book he says that sometimes you need to say no, because I am working for a bigger Yes.
I know it's difficult for the active Muslim because he wants to do a bit of everything. Right? But how can you resist that temptation when you have a bigger goal in your life? Therefore you're able to pick and choose what course you will do? What degree you will follow according serve your grand ambition in life.
Masha Allah Baraka features I resonate a lot with that shift I used to be exactly at that category, which you mentioned, I used to kind of want to do everything I didn't want to say no, because everything looked good. Or just because you can do it doesn't mean you should do it. Like Like you say, like the lack of focus kind of makes you a bit of Jack of everything. But when you look back and you realize that I didn't really progress in those areas, I I don't feel I'm using the strengths that Allah gave me in the way that's best. So I have the courage to say no, it's tough but when you actually do get so much more of those yeses like that, that distill the product becomes so much more
awesome shake mashallah exactly exactly spot on mashallah, I couldn't have said it better than you exactly. Mashallah. Mashallah, Jeff, this beautifully leads into our next topic of discussion, which we did ask the participants throughout the survey so talking about goal settings and visions, and which what we should say yes to and what what our priorities. So here's a common dilemma that many of us are facing. So for example, the things about Ramadan, this seems to be so many things is about Quran is about tarawih. There's about the emulators about sada there's, there are lots of things and we kind of don't know where to start. So share maybe can you give us a bit of a rundown? Where can
what are the actual priorities that we should focus on? And you know, like, for example, what are the top the top tier priorities? They say, Okay, we got to start on this first. Right, and, and then maybe, because sometimes we are worried that we'll focus on things which are Oh, actually, I could have spent better time doing something else. Yeah. Hamdulillah I mean, first of all, I can give a maybe a specific answer and then we'll we'll zoom out and give more of a macro answer. The specific answer, there are certain acts of worship that are important all throughout the life of a Muslim but specifically in the month of Ramadan. Okay, yeah, so the same way
We say about Hench. Generally worship of Allah is important but there are specific acts of worship that are unique to Hajj. The same we can say about Ramadan. And I will mention maybe six of them. Right The First of them is to maximize in the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala the purpose of Ramadan is to establish the thicker of Allah Jalla Jalla anima right. And we know in the famous hadith of Muhammad that lay say at the Heart Sutra, hello Jana, Jana Shan Illa Allah in Marathi, him Zambia, Kula God, the people of Jana, they will only regret one thing, a moment in their life that had passed by without them remembering Allah. So always keep your mouth moving with the remembrance of
Allah Jinja chillagoe But this is number one. Number two, the elements of salata. We still have to turn away. Yeah, and he is a unique feature of the month of Ramadan. So we cannot bypass this point here when answering this question. Pray as much of the taraweeh as you can. I know I think Malaysia is still in lockdown, but they're beginning to ease it is that correct? Yep, there are places which do have this but they have this social distancing thing to two meters apart and things Yeah, so wherever a Muslim can they should pray Salah to Tara we put him in congregation in the masjid that applies really to most people.
If for whatever reason they can't do that make sure you pray it at your home and inshallah you will not be disadvantaged. And in fact, even in terms of our sisters, we know that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has praised her Salah within the confines of her home, so she is certainly not disadvantage. So make sure that you establish a salah to tearaway in your home, whether it's with your family or with your friends or in your locality wherever the law permits.
And even when you have finished with the masjid, if you're able to come home and to pray to or for extra Rakyat in the last part of the night because Allah has praised those who remember him in the depths of the night well most of us have Salah to Tarawa and then you have another very important point which is to perfect your five daily obligatory Salah My dear brothers and sisters, it's amazing. The emphasis that is placed on the salah. whilst at the same token you don't see it for the other obligatory prayers
obligatory prayer one obligatory prayer that you perform in your life is more beloved to Allah than a lifetime's worth of tarawih by the way, let's just put that out.
And that's why when you don't want me no matter the Allahu Anhu he he saw a woman in the marketplace he said to how, where was your son? Last night for the salah to failure prayer she said that he was praying at night and so he was tired he couldn't make it to the masjid. He said to her, essentially that he has missed out on the greatest reward which is to pray in the obligatory salah. Yes, so it doesn't make sense to your brothers and sisters for us to pack out the masjid for Tara we salah but then the Lord Salah comes a few late hours later, a few hours after it and the masjid is you almost deserted so please the five obligatory salah and the thorough way on top of that is fantastic. The
second is the Eau de before of Doha,
Doha it was time phase one and Subhan Allah and Surah two Nakara the area of Doha is sandwiched between Ayat speak of Ramadan.
Xiang Ji with comes in the middle of it.
If you heal Quran orderliness, you will be united Milan who that went for confirmation he had been commercia Five years from Overland Canada you don't wanna suffer? Find it within a month or so before speaking about the rulings of fasting, and then suddenly Allah says what he does I like anybody, I'm effecting the Corrib without a die. If My servants ask you about Me, then indeed I am near I answer the drop. Oh, those who call upon me. So and I have then after it, when they'll accumulate that will say,
Yeah, we're rulings that are fasting. So to show you that doTERRA is an integral part of what you do in the month of Ramadan.
Let's just be practical here because we want to make things simple for the people shows the times we read about the rulings and the conditions and the Oriente the Sunnah of Doha interfaced, to raise your hands and to begin by the Grace of Allah and the salah upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and accompany leather are adept mannerisms that we should abide by.
Carry. At times, Allah opens up an opening in your heart, and you feel this light of Eman. Just make a dua when you're walking in the street. When you're driving in the car. Just just start speaking to Allah. Don't complicate it. Sometimes you feel that way.
and just a yard I'll be doing the agenda I'll be have mercy on my mother and father, don't be alarmed worshipper of you, you ought to be inspiring me with the project that will please you let me just look into him. Make it a habit, a chef like Don't Don't Don't, don't make too much barriers as an excuse, which is exactly don't wait for the ideal circumstances limit.
And you know that the one of the one who is fasting is answered, number five sadaqa upon the poor, give yourself maybe a standing order a direct debit maybe of a pound or the the Malaysian currency, and perhaps on a daily basis, something small for those who are in need. Sadaqa is emphasized in the month of Ramadan. And lastly, the search for Laila to cuddle.
Laila to Qatar, and this is the only Alhamdulillah a year or a night I mean to say we know the virtues of it, we don't need to go over it now really make a pursuit of it in the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan. And don't assume one night over another, and Subhanallah brother facing I have seen some brothers, the only May Allah forgive them here in the UK, on this pulpit of the masjid taking an oath on the 27th night saying by Allah by Allah, this is later to color this is Leila from Qatar,
the prophets of Allah and he was telling was made to forget it, so that we may pursue it, you are taking an oath. And we have other masajid Subhana Allah who they bring a guest Imam to lead in the tarawih salah.
And then when the 27th night comes, he leads and then he goes home.
He goes home on the 27th Right, and then the local Imam will just pick up on the 28th and 29th Or maybe the 30th as well and finish off as if Ramadan has finished on the 27th colors.
Implicitly, we are saying to people that later to Qatar is just on one night, but the scholars they did not agree upon this as Imam. He said that there are no less than 40 opinions about which life Laila 240 I mean, subhanAllah It amazes me there's only 30 Nights.
What's your opinion, IG via IG, but the point is what Yanni, as Allah said about the Day of Judgment, in this idea to occur due
to this, I could have seen the medicine, they have judgment on it, meaning I have almost hid it from myself, so that every soul can really be recompensed because of what it is doing. With what, so that we may search for it and pursue it. So as assumed the 21st 22nd 23rd 24th, we assume every one of the last 10 nights of Ramadan could be a little further, with more hope in the odd nights. Undoubtedly, these are six things that we can think about. And to give more attention to, if we find ourselves unable to reconcile between other acts of worship and other extra forms of a banjo.
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there's a habit that I used to recently over the past few years, maybe we'll just verify with this is correct. So people like to search for signs where the last night was later to gather. But I on the other hand, I'm like I don't want to see at all because if it's if I see the signs, I'm like, Ah, it's done. If I don't, if I don't see this, like like, you know, this kind of thing it plays with your head. So it takes away that that thrill of just trying your best for the last 10 days. Is that the right approach? If I were to think like that? Yeah, good question. I mean, our mother I Isha, but the alum was Anna she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that if I come to know
of Leila to other, what should I say?
And he said to her, that you should say the famous dua of Allah in that can afford to have an alpha Firefly. Nimit Oh Allah you are you are pardoning you love to pardon. So pardon me. So the scholars have taken from this hadith that it is actually possible to come to learn of Laila to other and more so on an individual level. And that could be through a dream, it could be through corroborating dreams more more like more often than not, it could be other signs that you see I remember one night, in one day it calf. We woke up in the morning, and several brothers had seen the exact same dream of that odd night was was later together that could have been a sign and there are other
universal signs pertaining to the sun and how it appears that next day, even signs of the actual light itself.
However, the scholars have mentioned like a super key and others that
that the the fact that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam was made to forget
when he saw onions quarreling, they took from this hadith is the hijab off
Not telling people later to other if you have come to learn of it
exact same wisdom that you mentioned, right, which is to how to help people remain motivated. So you have found it, see it as a Kurama. From Allah see it as an honoring from Allah actually it is a huge blessing.
But it shouldn't really be disclosed, because then people will give up for the rest for the rest of those nights. And subhanAllah Yanni in his book, my fatty
factorizing he says something amazing he says that Allah hide things within certain things in order to help people look for the true answer. And he has done that for a wisdom. So he gives examples, okay, that he has hidden, his anger within all of the sins, so that people
he has hidden his pleasure in all of the good deeds so that people don't belittle and your good deed and he has hidden the Wali, the ally of Allah in all of the believers so that you don't belittle any of the allies or the people of the Muslims. And he has hidden his greatest name in all of the need
to search for the greatest name. Okay.
And he has hidden the reality of solitude Mr. Hatfield, who Anna Salatu was Salam. He was like the middle of prayer that sort of Bukhara speaks about what is the middle of prayer difference of opinion. One, so that people do not belittle any of the prayers. And he says in the same vein, Allah subhanaw taala has hidden the Day of Judgment so that we search for so that we don't give up
if we know of the date and he has a little hidden layer little cover in the last 10 nights of Ramadan so that we don't belittle any of its night and we continue searching for it. Masha Allah Masha Allah radical aphasia
so if I can summarize it, so it's vicar Tara we our first Salah dua sadaqa and later to cuddle. We didn't get that right. Yes, exactly. can help but notice * you didn't mention Quran so it was a bit surprised.
Definitely one Sunday. Yes, undoubtedly. And this is a shortfall Yanni. Undoubtedly, this is a shortfall This is the month of the Quran and the Quran has made several links Yeah, the Quran has made several links and by the way, perhaps we can put the Quran although it is not clear under the vicar of Allah Subhana Allah Okay, okay.
But undoubtedly it should have been specified. So he has made in a link Allah Jalla Jalla. Who between for example, Salah and Zika are a team of salata where
he has made a link in the Quran between obeying Allah and obeying His Messenger while to Allah Allah.
He has made a link between being grateful to Allah and grateful to your parents and his godly while you validate and similarly the Quran has made the link as you beautifully reminded us a link between Ramadan and the Quran,
where he said shahada Ramadan, the lady on the left hand Quran, the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was brought down. So that is a link to show that there is a special emphasis on the reciting of Allah and the contemplating of its ayat in the month of Ramadan. And the more a person recites the more a person should do. And that's why in the famous Hadith in the Sahel, narrated by Abdullah bass, who tells us that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would receive a nightly appointment with Angel Jibreel where he would study with him the Quran, and he said further Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Payne al our Jibreel you the resume Quran, the Hawa Eduardo,
behind him in every home of Salah that when he was studying the Quran with God, he was more generous in the doing of good than the blowing wind. So in other words, the more he would learn, the more he would do, the more
nobody action action. Listeners recite the Quran in puppet fashion. We have to do in parrot fashion, we have to do it in a way that produces action inspires Jonnie Iman and spurs a reformation and a transformation as Allah subhanaw taala said in the conclusion of Surah Tober what you found out when zealot Surah tunes I mean, how many of you consider to have the manner that whenever a surah of the Quran would be revealed? They would say Whom have you feel that his Eman has increased? For?
Those that have emailed email and welcome your steps util asked for the believers. It will increase them in Eman and they are rejoicing and they are receiving lat timings. So
undoubtedly the Quran in terms of recitation, in terms of application, in terms of listening, in terms of study, in terms of tetherball pondering, and in terms of trying to make the meanings of the Quran 3d, a living reality in our lives in Ramadan, and outside of the month of Ramadan. I want to say Dear Brothers and Sisters, please, one of your life targets connected to Ramadan is to master the Arabic language, or at least to take language what you can so that you can access the book of Allah without the need of a mortal, a human being, to stand in your way, who says to you, this is what your God says, and this is what your God says, you should choose to have any deficient human
being and his interpretation to stand between you and Allah. And our relation brothers and sisters specifically, have given us such an amazing example here in the UK, when it comes to the pursuit of the Arabic language. They are our teachers. They are our mashallah mashallah Tabata Kola, they are our reflectors of the Quran. So we hope that leadership will continue to flourish from that part of the world and in that community, please dedicate a significant part of your life to the mastery of the Arabic language and that will be a very profitable investment that you will not regret inshallah
I shall, and shall Alicia, may Allah make all of us amongst the people of Quran? Allah whom I mean? Yeah.
Just a final question leading up to that point which you mentioned mashallah MOBOTIX So, about the Quran before we move on to the the questions submitted through the pigeonhole. So one of the dilemma that a lot of us have myself included, so we kind of in terms of prioritization, reciting memorizing, learning the tafsir mastering the Arabic getting good at that we were kind of disoriented where we should spend our time and our efforts, especially in Ramadan. So can we can you give us some guidelines and maybe how we can, you know, make the best out of this because sometimes we feel for example, like if we're spending just reciting we're like, I got to spend time learning
the meanings and spend the time just that and then oh, I should memorize so this is always this feeling that you're not doing enough is feeling like ah, this is just not good enough. So maybe some advice about this yet. Very good. Alhamdulillah I mean, look, the reality is as you beautifully said it we will never do enough warm or cold or Allah haha country unless they have not estimated alive the estimation that he deserves. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, bodyboss, do well and pursue come as close to perfection as you can, but you will never reach it, realize that you will never reach it by in. And so the believer, he takes a portion of all of the actions of worship,
a manageable portion of Quran, a manageable portion of Tafseer, a manageable portion of the board contemplation a manageable portion of
the fic that he wants to study a manageable portion of fasting, okay, of all of the actions of worship and maybe the departments of study. You take a manageable portion of each, so that you don't deprive yourself from any but in the life of every Muslim, there will be certain actions of worship that will define you more than others.
The same way that there will be certain qualities that define you more than others. So when we say Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allahu Anhu we think of a man who undoubtedly excelled in all forms, right? The salient trait the hallmark is simply to sit down and we say Sunday.
When we say for example, Omar Radi Allahu anhu, we think about certain characteristics. Yes, he will all around the worship of Allah. But we think judgment. We think courage, you know, we think humbleness. We think Justice these are things that define him when we see another all rounded worship of Allah but we think HYAH that was his predominant feature hyaena Yanni shyness and bashfulness, right.
So this is the first thing that we are to try to take a portion from all of the departments without going into overkill, whilst realizing that you will find your heart in one of them more than other.
Malik SubhanAllah. When he wrote a letter, he received a letter once from someone.
And this man was basically criticizing Imam Malik for dedicating so much of his time to the teaching of knowledge. And he said to him, just cut yourself off from the people for some time and just worship Allah by yourself. And Imam Malik essentially said to him in the letter that there are some people whom Allah opens gives them an opening Inside Out
of giving them an opening in sadaqa. And there are others from Allah gives them an opening in Jihad but may not give them an opening in fasting